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Old Cemeteries

Discussion in 'Photography, Artwork & Videos' started by AmberL, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. AmberL

    AmberL Good Dog

    Anyone else LOVE to just hang out in them and take pictures, wondering what the people in them were like or how they died??
    Here are some pictures from one we spent about 3hrs in.
    Jacksonville OR
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    my husband with the Ish family
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    soooo many babies
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    one of the prominent families in Jacksonville
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    The Bybees home is now a B&B. We stayed 2 nights in their home.
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    They lost a total of 7 babies under 5 only 2 made it to adulthood and one died at 15.
    I have hundreds more :rolleyes:
     
  2. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    There's a cemetery by where I went to h/s that is very old. I posted about its "haunted stories" in another thread.. But it's only got 2-3 empty plots left. My friends and I would go in there from time to time and clean up some of the leaves and branches that litter the area.. We were trying to appease the spirits so they'd let us take pics, lol. We would walk around and look at the memorial stones. It was kind of sad because it really seemed like no one visited them ever.
     
  3. mistress2212

    mistress2212 Little Dog

    I love old cemeteries, it never ceases to amaze me how open they are here. The ones in England where I grew up were all locked at night with big old metal fences! I must admit, I do miss seeing the old English ones dating back to the 1500s and stuff though.
     
  4. we used to live by an old one. i used to walk my dog through there and read them. its really interesting
     
  5. AmberL

    AmberL Good Dog

    The suuuuuper old ones would be soooo cool. Ours aren't that old especially out west here. This one in Jacksonville they just started cleaning up and fixing some of the oldest ones that are breaking and disintegrating.

    _unorig. my husband asked me "would it be disrespectful to step on one even if you don't know it is there?" LOL

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    there are some neat ones up in WA, where some of the Oregon Trail settlers ended up. I want to get up there and take some pictures of those too.
     
  6. Gatorpit

    Gatorpit Good Dog

    There's an old cemetary on an island off of Cedar Key up here in North Florida (west coast). The island used to have a pencil factory on it, and a small village of workers and their families. The village was destroyed by a hurricane in the early 1900s, but it had been abandoned in the late 1800s.

    All that's left are a few stone foundations and the cemetary. If you look at all the gravestones, 75% of them are for children under 15 years of age, and all died within a few years of each other. The tour guide said the village suffered a series of contagious diseases, which is why it was eventually abandoned.
     
  7. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    I've actually wondered that myself.. Because I'm sure there are several unmarked plots in cemeteries for various reasons whether it be the family couldn't afford a stone or someone stole it.
     
  8. AmberL

    AmberL Good Dog

    Wow, that would be sooooo cool to visit! Do you have pictures??
     
  9. momtosadie

    momtosadie Big Dog

    I love old cemeteries too. There are quite a few close to our house and I love to walk through them and read the stones. It is so sad that there are so many babies and so many young women (most likely died in childbirth?). Your pics are great.
     
  10. Prophecy

    Prophecy Good Dog

    I used to take rubbings from old tombstones.We have some pretty old ones dating to the late 1700's/early 1800's here and they are really cool.
     
  11. chloesredboy2

    chloesredboy2 Good Dog

    I do like hanging out in cemeteries. Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah GA is beautiful.
     
  12. AmberL

    AmberL Good Dog

    See you guys over there on the East coast have even better cemeteries than we do. Yours are waaaaaaaaay older! Someday I hope to prowl some super old ones and get pictures.
    I want to take some rubbings of a really really old one and frame it!
     
  13. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    Sorry.. What does rubbings mean?
     
  14. chloesredboy2

    chloesredboy2 Good Dog

    Well to this one dude I met in a bar it meant....

    They're talking about putting a piece of paper on the tombstone and scribbling over it with a pencil or something.
     
  15. AmberL

    AmberL Good Dog

    LMAO..... ^^ I was going to say, they homeless guy on the corner probably has a different explanation than I have.
     
  16. HAVIK2211

    HAVIK2211 Little Dog

    i love old cemeteries....i like to take the dogs walkin in them, no distractions and the other ppl who i see walkin in there usually have their dog leashed
     
  17. AmberL

    AmberL Good Dog

    Heard last night on Unsolved Mysteries about a "ghost" named Resurrection Mary in Chicago's Resurrection Cemetery and that several people have come in contact with her AND touched her. Any Chicagoans here ever hear or come in contact with her?? I would LOVE to go there someday!!! One of ours here is not old and right off a main road, by the police headquarters. I have never been there. The other one is right off the Hwy and doesn't look old at all. We do have one in Sisters that is super old and creepy, not kept up at all. As kids we used to hang out there till one of our friends died and was buried there. It took the fun away after that.
     
  18. ReneeMcDougal

    ReneeMcDougal Good Dog

    As terrible and stereotypical as it is for a goth girl to say, back home in Canada there was a HUGE cemetary with a memorial and I used to lay there and watch the bats from the nearby train bridge fly over it was a relaxing way to spend an evening without the noise of the living :) as I said terrible for a goth to admit.
     
  19. dalvers63

    dalvers63 Good Dog

    Every time we travel we always look for old cemeteries. My husband loves taking pictures of the headstones that are slowly fading away. Someone should make note of them even if the pictures he takes never go any further than us.

    Here's one that we found while visiting Salt Lake City. The cemetery holds stones from the late 1800's to the present and is easily 5 blocks square. We both loved this one. It's a newer one but said so much with just the sculpture...

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  20. AmberL

    AmberL Good Dog

    wow, that one is amazing!!

    lol @ slayer.... it is just like a horse person admitting that a pasture is a peaceful place to lay in and watch the horses munch on the grass. not a bad thing.
     

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